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  1. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Going back to Brady taking the three knees at the end of the game--what would prevent the defense from having someone go "offside" to stop the clock? [Maybe it's blindingly obvious, but I honestly am not sure why it wouldn't work.]
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    After the ball is respotted following a defensive penalty, the game clock is set in motion if it was in motion when the penalty occured. The only effect would be resetting the play clock, which would actually let the offense burn more time.
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    I think they run some time off the clock also, not sure the exact rule but if a team is trying to run out the clock and the team thats behind, goes offside or something then there is a certain amount of time run off the clock..I could be wrong but I think I seen this happen before
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    Thank you. I knew there had to be a logical reason. :)
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    When the offense commits a foul in the last two minutes of a half, the defense has the option of adding a 10-second runoff of the clock, unless the offense uses a TO. [It's not automatic; in fact, the defense can decline the runoff and accept the yards, but they cannot accept the runoff and decline the yards.]
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    Least we forget, a defensive offsides also is a 5 yard penalty. Do that twice and you have a new set of downs....and the defense still can't get off the field....
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    On offensive penalties committed with the game clock running, inside of 2 minutes, there is a 10 second runoff. Not on defensive penalties.
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